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ago. med ll started last month when mohamed morsi granted himself accaordinary powers. protesters accuse him of acting like a dictator and now he's trying to force through a new constitution. holly williams is in cairo. >> reporter: protesters marched on the presidential palace again epday in their tens of ial sands. "down with morsi" they chanted, "and down with the muslim brotherhood," the islamist group from which the president draws his support. in two weeks of political turmoil, what president morsi has succeeded in doing is hardening and uniting the opposition. his opponents are now rallying around their leaders, some of t pr want president morsi to khep down. khaled ali is a human rights lawyer and anticorruption crusader. do you think president morsi believes in democracy? "morsi doesn't and his party iesn't, either," he told us. "they only believe in power." these protests began when president morsi gave himself near-absolute power. they grew and sparked violent tiashes when he called a referendum on a new constitution written by his conservative allies. yesterday, presid
, mohamed morsi, wanted to bring visedwith a televised address tonight. he didn't. last month, morsi granted fimself near-absolute power. thousands of protesters are demanding that morsi scrap a proposed new constitution that they fear will take away many of their rights. holly williams is in cairo for holonight. holly. r: weporter: well, scott, some people here thought that after days of protest and bloodshed, president morsi would make a major concession tonight, but what he did offer won't be enough theirs opponents. they wanted him to immediately sive up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago, and they wanted him to postpone a referendum on n,ypt's new constitution, which is due to take place in under 10 1ys' time. they say that constitution ooesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. but president morsi didn't do either of those things. instead, he offered to give up just one of his new powers, a vaguely worded right to take all necessary steps to protect the country. he said he'd give up all the other powers once the referendum has taken place. el pelley: so
you. in egypt, president mohamed morsi has become a lightning rod for protests since he claimed near absolute power for himself. well, there were more violent demonstrations today over a proposed new constitution for egypt and holly williams is there. >> reporter: rival protesters clashed head on today outside cairo's presidential palace. president morsi's opponents say the knew constitution fails to protect basic rights, especially those of women. his supporters, many of them conservative muslims, say that's untrue and both sides blamed each other for the violent confrontation. two years ago during the egyptian revolution these groups worked together to topple country's long-time dictator. now they're back on the streets fighting each other. at a meeting called by the opposition today this man accused one of their leaders of being a holdover of the old regime and was quickly shouted down. we stopped mohammed elbaradei as he tried to leave. e.st one question for cbs news! >> reporter: he's a former presidential candidate and told us he doesn't trust the government's offer to negotiat
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